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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-24-2019, 03:44 AM
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since you found a hole in the reservoir, may I suggest a belly pan to protect it from happening again.
I had this one on mine and it did not interfere with oil changes since itís a 2 pc.


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post #12 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-24-2019, 07:20 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Mark I do have the belly pan on my accessory list along with other bling stuff... Getting lack of maintance items done now, almost there...
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since you found a hole in the reservoir, may I suggest a belly pan to protect it from happening again.

I had this one on mine and it did not interfere with oil changes since itís a 2 pc.





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Does the belly pan allow you to lift the bike on it? Or do you remove it to lift?

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Does the belly pan allow you to lift the bike on it? Or do you remove it to lift?

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I made a guard just for the canister. I bent and formed a piece of aluminum sheet in the shape of the bottom of the canister.
I mounted it with some 3M double faced tape.
The belly pan works, but in my case I would have had a problem loading the bike into my toy hauler. You do lose clearance with the belly pan.

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I ripped a hole in my coolant reservoir last summer just before Americade. The part was $56 bucks or so, and they charged me a little less than an hours worth of labor, because the guy did the job in about 40 minutes and I don't even think it really took that long. I wish I could have watched him so I would know how to do it, but judging by how fast he did it, it just couldn't be too difficult.
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I made a guard just for the canister. I bent and formed a piece of aluminum sheet in the shape of the bottom of the canister.
I mounted it with some 3M double faced tape.
The belly pan works, but in my case I would have had a problem loading the bike into my toy hauler. You do lose clearance with the belly pan.
I installed my pan because I ripped the the reservoir wide open trying to load the bike on a U-Haul bike trailer. I lost about 1/8 inch of clearance. I can live with that. If that 1/8 of an inch hits the trailer going up, the pan will scrape but so what. At least the bottle won't rip again.
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Several weeks ago when I bought my gl 1800 I used a uhaul trailer, I braced up the ramp about 5" had no problem loading, someone on this forum brought it to my attention..
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I just purchased a 2007 in November. I've found that the maintenance on the GL1800 is overall pretty easy to do minus the air filter. I just replaced the air filter yesterday and though it took some time the job really isn't that hard.

I'm replacing the coolant next. I have bled the clutch and rear brake, but will be doing a complete brake bleed. My 2007 has 16K miles on it, so there is no need for plugs yet. The spark plugs will be easy on the horizontal six. I've also replaced the rear tire. I removed the rear wheel by removing the rear access panel. I didn't like the idea of dumping it on its sided to remove the rear wheel. With all the reports of damage to the underside, a belly pan is the next accessory before my luck runs out.
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I just purchased a 2007 in November. I've found that the maintenance on the GL1800 is overall pretty easy to do minus the air filter. I just replaced the air filter yesterday and though it took some time the job really isn't that hard.

I'm replacing the coolant next. I have bled the clutch and rear brake, but will be doing a complete brake bleed. My 2007 has 16K miles on it, so there is no need for plugs yet. The spark plugs will be easy on the horizontal six. I've also replaced the rear tire. I removed the rear wheel by removing the rear access panel. I didn't like the idea of dumping it on its sided to remove the rear wheel. With all the reports of damage to the underside, a belly pan is the next accessory before my luck runs out.
For the coolant change, pick up the copper sealing washer at your dealer. I know some will say it is not necessary to replace each time but these are one time washers.

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